KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge

The Maine Children’s Alliance invites young people (ages 13 to 24) and adults older than 24 to join the KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge, a national contest sponsored by SparkAction and the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT project.

The goal of the KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge is simple: use data from the KIDS COUNT Data Center to design a creative, engaging infographic that tells a story about the well-being of children in Maine or America. We know the right data, in the right format, can change how we think and inspire us to find new solutions to problems we face. Together with the unique, fresh perspective of youth, we believe the results could be amazing.

The two entries with the most votes will win state-of-the-art laptops and design software. The submission period will open on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 and close for voting on Sunday, September 30, 2012. Voting will begin on Monday, October 1, 2012 and close on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. The winner will be announced in November.

The Challenge is simple: tap into the powerful combination of art and data to educate, inform and engage. Great data and a fresh perspective can change how we think and inspire us to find new solutions to problems we face.

To enter:

 1. Visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center and find data that speaks to you.
 2. Design an infographic or visual image using that data. (Need help? Check out visual.ly.)
 3. Upload it to the Challenge platform and activate your social networks to get your friends to vote for your entry when the voting period opens.

Show us your creative sparks and win!

 


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